Choir: Make it Fun and Colourful 2

2018 June 6
1 h
6.00 €

Family Concert
Start of the Event: 12 NOON and 6.30 PM

Klaipėda Choir “Aukuras”
Artistic Director and Conductor Alfonsas Vildžiūnas

With the participation of Evelina Šimelionė (director, actress), Gytis Šimelionis, Donatas Želvys (actors), Edita Ambrozaitienė (piano), pupil of the Klaipėda Eduardas Balsys Gymnasium of Arts Vilius Aleinikovas

Programme: Nijolė Sinkevičiūtė, Donatas Zakaras, Laimis Vilkončius, Benjaminas Gorbulskis, Vaclovas Augustinas, Andrius Kulikauskas

It’s been quite a while since the Klaipėda Choir “Aukuras” presented the first instalment in the series of family concerts “Choir: Make it Fun and Colourful.” In its second programme we will once again meet Evelina Šimelionė, demonstrating her multiple talents as director, actress, choral conductor, and singer. Together with her peers Gytis Šimelionis and Donatas Želvys, she will have to handle a difficult situation because the choir’s conductor Alfonsas Vildžiūnas… has disappeared! “Conductor is the most important person in the choir; he (or she) is the only one who is capable of pulling all the strings and thus making a choir out of a bunch of people. It is not that easy to turn your back to the audience and lead a whole flock with the little wand in your hand. All sung phrases should be linked to manual gestures and all individual voices should blend to produce a harmonious sound, not to mention good atmosphere… Besides, there is also all that ‘behind the scenes’ business: rehearsals, travels, performances, programmes in preparation, etc. In every step we should obey the instructions of our conductor. How should we manage without the conductor?..”

This concert will get down to the nitty-gritty of work with the choir, making it fun and colourful. Who knows, one might even develop a wish to sing in a choir after attending this concert. All in all, Lithuania is known as the ‘land of songs,’ and we expect the Centenary Song Festival to be held this summer!